Discover the Turqoise Coast in Ovacik
Ovacik holidays are great for those who want a laid-back getaway on the glittering Turkish Coast.
Even though the peaceful resort offers a handful of bars and restaurants you can find the major players of Hisaronu and Olu Deniz close by. With a dramatic backdrop made up of the Babadag Mountain and a deep dense pine forest, you can enjoy breathtaking views wherever you are. With such glorious scenery on hand, you're also in a prime position to embark on some inland adventure, so whether you're looking for a relaxing retreat or a jam-packed getaway, there's something for everyone in Ovacik.
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- Time Zone: GMT +
- Average flight time: 4h 40m
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Things to do in Ovacik
Ovacik holidays are ideally located for exploring all the fabulous sites close by. You can enjoy rest and rejuvenation on the pine-cladded hills before heading down to the famous sands of Olu Deniz to top up your tan. Then, when curiosity gets the better of you, head inland and see what else Turkey has on offer. Seek out the iconic landmarks and the intriguing historic buildings that are scattered throughout the region. You'll be pleased to know there are fantastic transport links in Ovacik, which makes the fantastic nearby resorts easily accessible.
The nightlife in Ovacik is on the peaceful side but for those who want all night entertainment the town of Hisaronu is close by and offers an array of lively bars serving up cocktails, shots and spirits. It's the perfect place to let your hair down!
Sun, relaxation and discovery
Ovacik was once a small, hilltop village, however in recent years the area has greatly expanded and holidaymakers flock here to get the perfect mix of action, culture and relaxation. Those who are looking to kick back will revel in the nearby beach that is a haven for sun worshippers and families who are after fun in the sun, while adrenaline junkies will enjoy the plethora of water sports available along the sea front. When it comes to action, you'll find plenty of stunningly scenic hikes and historic sites to explore. Spending a morning in town is a definite must, where you can get a great glimpse into local village life - look out for the free roaming goats and chickens!
Even though Ovacik doesn't have its own beach, it's right on the doorstep of the beautiful Olu Deniz, one of the most famous coastlines in Turkey. Expect incredible turquoise and sapphire waters and sugar white sand that's so idyllic, you'll want to grab your swimwear and head straight there. You can also explore the beauty of the Blue Lagoon which is the perfect spot for bathing and soaking up the sunny rays that adorn the Turkish coast.
Once you have filled your senses with the rich mountain air and the pine forests then you may want to head a little further inland. Not far from Ovacik you will find the magical waters of Cleopatra's Bath where the famous queen herself is said to have bathed. Continuing an indulgent affair in Ovacik you can also travel to Dalyan and immerse yourself in the therapeutic mud baths that have special healing qualities.
Please note that Irish Passport holders arriving in Turkey from 10 April 2014 need to obtain an e-visa online before travel. You can apply for your e-visa on www.evisa.gov.tr.